Steinbeck Essay Topics

East of Eden by John Steinbeck

Published in 1952, East of Eden is a novel written by John Steinbeck, a Nobel winner). It tells the story of the intertwined lives of two families- the Trasks and the Hamiltons amidst a backdrop of California’s Salinas Valley (Steinbeck, 2003). The novel follows the stories of these two American families from the Civil War… View Article

The Pearl by John Steinbeck

In this novel, The Pearl, a pearl diver in the Gulf of Mexico named Kino finds the “Pearl of the World,” one of the largest pearls this town has ever seen. Kino, his wife Juana, and his baby boy Coyotito have to leave town and go to the capital of Mexico to sell their pearl…. View Article

Explore the theme of loneliness in of mice and men

Whilst reading the novel, ‘Of Mice and Men’ it becomes apparent that loneliness, is one of the main themes that is carried throughout the book. This theme is symbolised in almost every character, each expressing loneliness in their own way. From Crooks, the misunderstood black man who wasn’t always discriminated against; Curley’s Wife, the only… View Article

Symbols and Meanings of Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men

John Steinbeck’s 1949 novella entitled Of Mice and Men uses many significant symbols to convey meanings about the human condition. Such symbols include hands to represent labour, cards to signify chance and taking a risk, and finally, rabbits to suggest ideas about achieving one’s hopes and dreams. Symbols are a key central device in delivering… View Article